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The Henry M Jackson Foundation (HJF) is seeking Research Associate to support the Collaborative Health Initiative Research Program (CHIRP) at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CHIRP and USUHS.
The incumbent of this position initiates research projects in cooperation with the principle investigator. Incumbent performs specialized laboratory research projects utilizing protocols which may involve specialized procedures such as molecular biology techniques including cloning, analysis of protein expression; in vitro transcription of RNA; RNA structure mapping techniques; electrophoretic techniques; tissue culture and immunological techniques. The incumbent is responsible for collection and organization of data and making detailed observations about experiments and maintenance of clear and accurate laboratory records, inventories, and logbooks.
Required Knowledge. Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of complex laboratory procedures; ability to meet deadlines of projects; good communication and analytical skills
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Master's degree in scientific discipline
Minimum Experience: 0 to 2 years of directly related research experience
Physical Capabilities: requires long periods of sitting and standing; handling of various chemicals
Work Environment: laboratory environment
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prio approval of the Director of Human Resources.